Welcome to the eleventh installment of TheFind’s 12 Days of Christmas Q&A series with industry leaders of all trades. MOMfinds.com editor and SHEfinds.com editorial director, Jeanine Edwards, shares with us her favorite holiday style interests and tips for finding trendy must-haves this season. Let’s see what’s on Jeanine’s wish list!
What are some of your favorite holiday products/trends for moms and/or children this season?
Elf on the Shelf is obviously a classic and there are so many great Elf products aside from doll and the book. We’re also really excited about the Annie movie, which is coming out this holiday season. The top toy lists that many major retailers do is also fun for my daughter and me. She gets to mark off the items she really wants and I get to get a head start on holiday shopping. And because we love fashion, picking out our outfits for holiday parties and the holiday card photo is also lots of fun and an excuse to wear something sparkly.
What items are on your holiday wish list? What is a must-have this holiday season?
I really want the new iPhone 6 and a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. Other must-haves of the season include the NARS & Urban Decay Vault sets, anything from the Alexander Wang x H&M and TOMS for Target collections and the new waterproof UGGs.
What are your readers interested in and shopping for this holiday season?
Our readers are already in gifting mode. Between all the wearable tech and the new Apple launches, tech is going to be huge this holiday. There are also a bunch of exciting beauty sets and launches from NARS, Urban Decay, Gucci and Christian Louboutin we expect to sell out and items from the collaborations mentioned above will definitely be hot commodities.
What is your holiday shopping routine and what holiday shopping tips do you have for readers to find the best picks?
I find myself starting earlier and earlier. I actually already have a bunch of gifts for my daughter stockpiled because I didn’t want the run the risk of them being sold out. My advice is always to shop early and act fast–if you see something you want for yourself or someone on your gift list, pull the trigger and buy it now. Worst case, you’ll find it on sale later in the season and you can return the more expensive one. I would also encourage shoppers to take advantage of price matching and free shipping deals which will be extremely prevalent this holiday season. I would also say check sites like SHEfinds.com and other lifestyle sites that are compiling gift guides–we’ve seen the best of the best from tons of different retailers so you can rest assured we’ve truly done the dirty work for you.
What is one item in your home you couldn’t live without this holiday season?
My slow cooker! The holiday season is all about soups and stews for me, so I’ll be using it a lot!
Where do you get your inspiration?
I’m very fortunate to work on the Internet which has endless sources for inspiration: blogs, Instagram, photographers, interior designers, Pinterest – the options are truly never-ending.